Serie A club Torino knocked back in pursuit of Fabio Borini

Fabio Borini of Sunderland in action  during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on May 21, 2017 in London, England.

Former Watford boss Walter Mazzarri hoped to land the Italian foward, however, contract complications have made the move impossible.

Fabio Borini of AC Milan in action during the serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and AC Milan at Stadio Artemio Franchi on December 30, 2017 in Florence, Italy.

Torino’s approach for on-loan Sunderland forward Fabio Borini, 26, has been knocked back according to Italian publication, La Stampa.

Borini, who joined AC Milan this season on a year-long loan, will make a permanent switch to the San Siro with Milan set to make an obligatory purchase of £5.3million for the forward in the summer.

Torino, managed by ex-Watford boss Walter Mazzarri, were believed to be very keen on hijacking the deal, hoping that Sunderland would recall Borini allowing for the Granata to conjure their own deal to bring him to Italy.

Watford head coach Walter Mazzarri looks on during the Premier League match between Watford and Manchester City at Vicarage Road on May 21, 2017 in Watford, England.

Unfortunately for Mazzarri the current agreement between the Black Cats and Milan means Borini is essentially already owned by the latter who, according to the contract, have an obligation to buy the forward come the end of the loan.

Borini endured a disappointing time in England having been moved on from Chelsea, Liverpool and now Sunderland and failing to impress each time.

Fabio Borini of Sunderland and N'Golo Kante of Chelsea in action during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on May 21, 2017 in London, England.

His most impressive period came during his initial loan move to Sunderland when he netted 10 goals in 40 appearances, scoring the opening goal in the 2013/2014 League Cup Final against Manchester City.

Unfortunately for Borini, he could not recapture the form following a permanent switch to Tyneside, paving the way for his exit back to his native land last summer.

Nevertheless, the San Siro is definitely the more attractive place to be turning out each week, with Sunderland still sitting rock bottom of the Championship in severe danger of facing back-to-back relegations.

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